Premier live event and festival conference XLIVE returns to the glamorous Las Vegas strip this December 10-13, 2017 for the annual installment of the industry-leading event. In addition to revealing a new venue for this year’s conference, moving down the strip to Mandalay Bay, XLIVE is also pleased to announce that the first tier of ticketswill be available to the public beginning July 17 at 9AM PDT via the XLIVE website.

Highlighting everything from music and food & beverage festivals to sports and beyond, XLIVE opens a global platform for attendees to discuss current topics and explore the bustling future of live event operations alongside some of the most inspiring names in the business. Uniting alumni from the inaugural conference with an impressive freshman class of speakers, XLIVE has curated a selection of thought-provoking panelists. Among those returning for another year at XLIVE include Managing Director of New York City Wine & Food Festival, John Trumble, POP Montreal‘s Director of Brand Partnerships Olivia Diamond, Creative Director at Everfest Eamon Armstrong, and Co-CEO of Red Frog Events, Ryan Kunkel. New to XLIVE’s growing network are representatives from globally-recognized corporations, featuring San Francisco GiantsAEG Presents, CAAReedPOP, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, U.S. Bank Stadium, Boston Beer CompanyLife Is BeautifulLA Clippers, MAD Event Management plus over 200 speakers representing thousands of events — See full Phase I roster below!

Covering a wide breadth of topics, panels for December’s conference will hit the music, live sports, food and beverage, technology, Esports, and branding tracks in addition to offering attendees the opportunity to participate in two intensive workshops tackling Data & Analytics and Mergers & Acquisitions. Look forward to enlightening round-table discussions on Ticketing StrategySafety/Security at Festivals and Live EventsCannabis Industry and its emerging role at Festivals and Live EventsVirtual Reality in SportsLiquor LawsFestivalization of Brand Events, and so much more. An extension of the widely successful Data and Analytics Summit which took place this past spring in Los Angeles, XLIVE is bringing back the D&A workshop, where top luminaries will break down their best practices for collecting and analyzing customer data to improve monetization opportunities in areas ranging from ticket sales to sponsorship activations.

Aiming to deliver an all-encompassing experience, XLIVE will introduce several new and exciting initiatives to the already-stacked conference. Attendees will enjoy a larger, more colorful exhibition floor complete with art installations, nightly networking events and a newly-expanded Young Entrepreneurs Program. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements surrounding XLIVE Las Vegas 2017!

XLIVE is the top event for both industry vets and those looking to learn more about the business of live events and festivals – Tickets on sale July 17, 2017!

Just ahead of the main event this December, XLIVE will make its way to New York City for the highly-anticipated Esports Summit. Taking place August 22-23, 2017, The XLIVE Esports Summit is a senior-level forum that will converge Esports industry stakeholders, endemic and non-endemic brands, traditional professional sports franchises to discuss the impact Esports will have on the future of sporting and entertainment industries. For more information and to register to attend the inaugural Esports Summit, visit XLIVE’s Esports Summit website.

Multi-faceted organization XLIVE will continue to revolutionize the way live event and festival organizations share expertise, learn, and most paramount, envision the future of the industry. XLIVE convenes with leading experts at the intersection of music, film, culinary, beverage, Esports, technology and the experiences that culminate at festivals and live events. Reflecting the passion of the vibrant festival community, XLIVE serves as a catalyst for curating unique, memorable and life-changing experiences within the growing, dynamic and influential realm of festivals.

Current presenting and premier sponsors taking part in XLIVE 2017 include event tech and mobile platform leader Thuzi, event ticketing tools and solutions platform Eventbrite, full-service media + publicity agency The Confluence, event marketing cloud Feathr, ticketing and box office management software systems provider Vendini, exhibit space design and installation company The Trade Group, event information technology providers Backstage Networks, data and experiential technology experts FISH Technologies — plus more as listed below!

To stay up to date with XLIVE news and industry happenings – sign up for the XLIVE newsletter at the bottom of the website’s registration page. We’ll see you this December in Vegas!


XLIVE would like to extend a shout out to the current list of 2017 Sponsors and Creative Partners coming together for this year’s annual event (more to come): Gatlinburg CVB ~ TailoredMail ~ Feathr ~ BackStage ~ PDC Corp ~ Epic Solutions ~ Connect&Go ~ Vendini ~ Eventbrite ~ Wizard Creations ~ National Event Services ~ InitLive ~ MedTech ~ Thuzi ~ ID&C Wristbands ~ ShowClix ~ Experient ~ Atomic Design ~ Transportation Management Services ~ Front Gate Tickets ~ SquadUp ~ AirComm ~ LA Photo Party ~ Lennd ~ Boomset ~ TicketGuardian ~ Access Event Solutions ~ FISH Technologies ~ The Trade Group ~ Umbel ~ The Confluence

XLIVE 2017 – Featured Speakers (more to come):John Trumble, Managing Director, Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival – Paul Peck, Co-Founder & Partner, Frameless Creative – Ron Seaver, President, National Sports Forum – Ryan Kunkel, Co-CEO, Red Frog Events – Keyana Kashfi, Director of Brand Activation & Events, Vevo – Biasha Mitchell, Strategy Music & Live Entertainment, Eventbrite – Gallant Law, Director: Sponsorship Marketing, Scotiabank – Eamon Armstrong, Creative Director, Fest300 – Kate Levenstien, CEO, Bacon & Beer Classic/Cannonball Productions – Olivia Diamond, Director of Brand Partnerships, POP Montreal – Morgan First, Founder, Wine Riots – Sally Lidinsky, Director: Live Events, Townsquare Media – Ety Rybak, Co-Founder & COO, CAA Premium Experience – Ashley Hall, Corporate Partnerships Manager, LA Clippers – Alex Kerr, Director, Strategy & Research, Monumental Sports & Entertainment – Craig Asher Nyman, Head of Music & Live Performances, Life is Beautiful – Elisa Padilla, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment – Kyle Letellier, National Events & Sponsorship Manager, Boston Beer Company – Russ Stanley, Managing Vice President: Ticket Sales & Services, San Francisco Giants – Tim Epstein, Partner, Duggan Bertsch – PJ Loughran, Executive Creative Director & EVP Strategy,Superfly – Stephanie Llamas, VP, Research and Strategy Head of Immersive Technology Insights, SuperData – Lance Fensterman, SVP,ReedPOP – Christopher Fry, Producer, San Francisco Street Food Festival – Martha Donato, President, MAD Event Management